|It is summer and awards are in the air!|
Interactyx Limited was honored by the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership, a member of Lee County, Florida’s Horizon Council, as the winner of the fourth annual technology awards in the “Innovention” category. This recognition prompted a letter from Ben Nelson, Bonita Springs Mayor (where Interactyx Limited is headquartered) and from U.S. Senator Bill Nelson from Florida in congratulations for this achievement.
More about these awards can be found at http://interactyx.com/social-learning-blog/category/in-the-news/.
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There are many great articles below and more on our Social Learning Blog. Enjoy this month’s edition of TOPYX Topics, the social learning newsletter!
|Will Social Tools Become as Ubiquitous as Microsoft Office?|
|The short answer – YES. The demand for social interaction tools and social learning management systems are on the rise.And, the market is responding.|
Microsoft Corporation announced its purchase of Yammer, Inc. on Monday, June 25, 2012 for $1.2 Billion and announced it will fold Yammer into its Microsoft Office business unit.
So what does this mean?
|Social media. All the kids are doing it.|
|Social media growth in the learning process, even at the primary education level, points to the increased importance of social learning management systems (LMS) value in the workplace.|
It comes down to how people what to learn.Revolutionary concepts need a ‘sandbox’ to be tried and tested.That is exactly what is currently happening with the inclusion of social media into the traditional learning process, which we now call social learning.
While brick and mortar schools have been slow to adopt, in terms of rate of technological growth and adoption, the same principles are being employed by employers.
In the Value of Social Learning Explained, there is great information detailing just how important it is for organizations of any size to pay attention to this trend that is not only changing primary education, but how humans learn and interact as a society…
|Voting is Open for the Best of Elearning! 2012 Awards|
|In its seventh year, the Best of Elearning!Awards are the exclusive reader’s choice awards program for eLearning products and services. 100% of the nominations are reader nominated and selected.TOPYX social LMS has been honored with Best of Elearning!awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011.|
We are asking for your vote. Help TOPYX be recognized again in 2012!
Please cast your vote at: http://www.b2bmediaco.com/fileadmin/php/ballot.php
The most relevant categories where we would appreciate your vote are:
1.Best Learning Management System (SaaS, Cloud-based, or open-source only)
16. Best Social Learning Solution
Note: Please make sure to use your business email account as submissions from general emails will not be counted.
Thank you for your support!
|There is no doubt that Apple is making all the right moves. But, will they step into the murky waters of traditional education?Should they? What would an Apple iSchool solution look like?|
First of all, Apple reported revenues in the $140 Billion range over the trailing 12 months. Of that, close to $110 Billion is available in cash.
That is a lot of cash.To give an example of just how much cash this is, Apple could buy Twitter, Nokia, Adobe, RIM, Netflix and T-Mobile, while having enough left over to STILL have a lot of cash on-hand.
So, Apple has the wallet to do just about anything they want, why would they want to step in and help the U.S. Education system get back on track?
There is an easy answer: More customers.
|Don’t Overpay for an LMS!|
|Why is TOPYX the best LMS value around?We get that question a lot. So much, in fact, we made a short video to answer that question better.|
TOPYX offers a complete, award winning social LMS with no per user fees, no additional fees for bandwidth and storage usage, free implementation, free branding and outstanding customer service included for a low, flat fee subscription.
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